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A Selected Bibliography of Significant Works About Adam Smith

A Selected Bibliography of Significant Works About Adam Smith

Martha Bolar Lightwood

144 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth 1984 | ISBN 9780812279306 | $79.95s | Outside the Americas £64.00
Ebook 2016 | ISBN 9781512803792 | Buy from Combined Academic Publishers £64.00
An Anniversary Collection volume

"Martha Lightwood's bibliography of significant writings on Adam Smith is a painstaking piece of work that will prove an invaluable research tool to historians of thought and other scholars."—Arthur I. Bloomfield, University of Pennsylvania
The two-hundredth anniversary in 1976 of the publication of An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations emphasized the already evident new interest in the relationship between Smith's social and political thought and his economic theory. Only recently have economists turned their attention to Smith's other works, long overshadowed by the more renowned The Wealth of Nations. Martha Lightwood here argues that A Theory of Moral Sentiments actually laid the philosophic groundwork for The Wealth of Nations and emphasizes that Smith's writings, considered in their totality, represent a compelling interest not solely in economics but in philosophy and the study of society.

Selected for this bibliography are major contributions and representative studies on three aspects of Smith's work: moral philosophy, the history of the development of scientific methodology, and political economy.

Martha Bolar Lightwood was Associate Librarian at Lippincott Library in the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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